Summary Aikidó 5/2000

P. A. Goldsbury: INTERNATIONAL AIKIDO FEDERATION - SOME REFLECTIONS (III)
The final 3rd part of the article defending the IAF existence published by the IAF President after the withdrawal from the IAF of one of its member federations (The United States Aikido Federation). This final part recapitulates the IAF history, mentions the lacking definition of a "national" aikido organisation and the problematic affiliation of the aikido with judo organisations and deals with the relation between the vertically based Aikikai Hombu and the horizontally based IAF. The IAF future calls for the IAF Statutes revision considering the actual rapid aikido development and national structures. Finally Mr. Goldsbury stipulates the fundamental aims of the IAF: to be a forum where representatives of aikido organisations can meet, and discuss matters of common interest, such discussion always punctuated by intensive aikido training; to give the Aikikai Hombu some considered feedback; to help to retain the aikido Japanese cultural roots and not to allow the aikido reorientation into a form of a western sport (unlike judo and kendo).

Miroslav Kodym: REPORT ON THE 2nd JOURNEY TO NIPPON (II)
The last author's article describing in an unserious way his practical experience and impressions of his October journey to Japan, where he took official part in the 8th I.A.F. Congress. This time we are informed about the author's visit to the Japanese swords museum, extra quick Tokyo sightseeing and shopping, Congress aikido training, Congress discussions, Congress parties and general Olympic Centre background. To be continued.

Antonín Korb: A RICE PLANTER WAS ASSAULTED
A brief information on the original Japanese aikisuite presented as a street action on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Good Tearoom in Kutná Hora by the Aikido Club Kutná Hora members on Oct 1, 2000.

Martin Poláèek: FROM THE LETTERS TO MY FRIENDS (I)
Aikido 4/2000 brought the author's portrait and the first one of his letters sent from Japan, Katsuura, where he takes courses in The International Budo University. This Aikido issue quoates from Martin´s witty letters selecting themes on professional budo matters, international university milieu and personal everyday experience that might be of interest for all readers.

Miroslav Kodym: ARMED TRAINING IN THE AIKIDO KENKYUKAI PRAHA DOJO (part III) - "SUBURI" II
The article brings glossary and explanation of various "SUBURI" terms concerning the bokken training in couples.

Periodical section:
Miroslav Kodym: TAKEN FROM THE AKP LIFE
Author's observations and glosses this time on:
Regional CAA Tutorial organised by AC TJ JE Dukovany, lead by M.Kodym, Nov 11-12; CAA Winter School organised by TJ Spoje Praha, lead by M. Ikeda Shihan and D. Vetter, Nov 25-26; AKP and AKTP Tutorial + Examinations lead by M. Kodym in TJ Spoje Praha, Dec 9-10; National CAA Tutorial held in TJ Spoje Praha, lead by G. Veneri, Dec 15-17; Budo Show - AKP + AID aikido demonstration, held in Sparta Praha sportshall on Dec 17.